I know this article was originally posted a couple of weeks ago, but I just found it, and I thought it looked like a great detailed account of a day-hike to Clingmans Dome. This is one of the must see places in the Smokies. As a matter of fact, if you only have one day in the Smokies, or perhaps you are just driving through, and want to spend an hour or two exploring before continuing on your way to some other destination, you really should go to Clingman’s Dome. It is the one place that we almost ALWAYS visit no matter how often we go to the Smokies. It is also a wonderful “taste of the Smokies” if you don’t plan on visiting the park, but are planning on visiting Cherokee. It’s just about 7 miles off the road to Cherokee from Gatlinburg. I also added a video from Clingmans Dome from Youtube. Check out the article, you’ll enjoy it!
**************************Please visit www.smokymountaintower.com to see the place we stay when we’re in the Smokies. It has the best views of any cabin/condo we’ve ever stayed in, and it’s right between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Best of all, you deal directly with the owner. Tell Dave or Angie Raymond said hi!******